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Cost of living in Pennsylvania falls slightly below the national average, except for Philadelphia, which is slightly higher, making it a financially attractive state for residents. The eastern portions of the state are especially popular because of its proximity to New York City.
Combining rich history as one of the original 13 colonies with vibrant cities, scenic Hershey Park and Christmas in Bethlehem, and beautiful natural areas; Pennsylvania can accommodate a wide variety of interests. Its four distinct seasons can be enjoyed with nature-based activities like skiing the Poconos Mountains or hiking the Appalachian Mountains. In the northwest, President Calvin Coolidge established the Allegheny National Forest.
Traditional home styles in Pennsylvania include the classic Philadelphia row house, which was first introduced to the area in the 17th century, and the Federal Style, which is more dramatic yet delicate than Georgian style. More modern home trends in Pennsylvania have been incorporating elements of log cabins and Georgian, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, American Foursquare and Art Deco architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater was built in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1936.
Known as the “Keystone State” and the “Quaker State,” Pennsylvania’s legacy is a key part of American history as the home of the Declaration of Independence and the Civil War battle of Gettysburg, to name a few. Pennsylvania’s largest cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, both have lively arts scenes. The area’s major sports include the Major League Baseball teams the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, the NFL teams Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, the NBA team Philadelphia 76ers and NHL hockey teams the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.
While routinely referred to as a state, Pennsylvania is actually a commonwealth. It’s divided into five regions – the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont and the Erie Plain – and at one time was the largest state in the union.
The best-known areas of Pennsylvania include Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Erie, the state capital Harrisburg, Lebanon, State College, Scranton, New Castle, and the Lehigh Valley cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. Cliffco’s Mortgage Calculator can help you figure out your real mortgage costs for anywhere in Pennsylvania.
Cliffco Mortgage is an expert in the Pennsylvania real estate market. Call today at (516) 231-1654 or (718)-846-9000 or use our Short Application to talk to us about all of your home financing needs, including mortgages, refinancing, reverse mortgages, FHA loans and more.